Table 5 U.S. Import Price Indexes, by Harmonized System

Table 5. U.S. import price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: March 2014 to March 2015
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
Feb.
2015(1)
Index Percent change
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Annual Monthly
Mar.
2014
to
Mar.
2015
Nov.
2014
to
Dec.
2014
Dec.
2014
to
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2015
to
Feb.
2015
Feb.
2015
to
Mar.
2015

Live animals; animal products

I

1.396 195.2 189.4 -4.6 -1.6 -1.7 0.3 -3.0

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.339 254.6 232.4 -1.9 -3.0 -2.8 2.7 -8.7

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.719 137.3 134.6 -9.8 -1.9 -0.9 1.2 -2.0

Vegetable products

II

1.956 202.8 199.6 -6.1 4.4 -5.7 0.9 -1.6

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.461 392.2 427.0 18.6 17.1 -20.4 1.8 8.9

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.507 101.3 99.7 -22.0 -2.1 3.9 0.0 -1.6

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.393 256.4 245.2 -4.7 1.3 1.6 -3.0 -4.4

Animal or vegetable fats and oils (Dec. 2009=100)

III

0.275 108.1 108.0 -7.7 -2.7 1.3 -2.2 -0.1

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.802 162.4 160.6 0.4 0.3 -0.2 0.2 -1.1

Sugars and sugar confectionary (Dec. 2012=100)

17

0.187 91.9 91.5 4.3 1.8 -0.2 0.4 -0.4

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.253 112.8 108.5 2.2 -0.8 2.1 0.4 -3.8

Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers' wares (Dec. 2007=100)

19

0.280 133.3 133.2 1.5 0.0 0.1 -0.4 -0.1

Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts, or other parts of plants

20

0.344 164.5 162.4 -3.4 0.6 -1.1 -0.6 -1.3

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

1.043 127.6 128.2 1.7 -0.1 0.1 -0.2 0.5

Mineral products

V

11.037 192.2 192.9 -45.1 -15.1 -20.0 4.0 0.4

Mineral fuels, oils and residuals, bituminous substances and mineral waxes

27

10.777 189.0 189.7 -45.6 -15.3 -20.4 4.1 0.4

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

8.652 148.4 148.4 -2.6 -0.3 -2.0 -0.5 0.0

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.677 305.7 299.9 -1.6 -0.5 -5.9 -4.1 -1.9

Organic chemicals

29

2.438 123.2 123.7 -10.2 -1.4 -5.4 -1.0 0.4

Pharmaceutical products

30

3.465 136.2 136.3 2.6 0.4 0.7 0.4 0.1

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.393 114.6 114.4 0.4 0.3 -0.3 -0.4 -0.2

Tanning extracts; dye, pigments, varnish, paints & putty (Dec. 2011=100)

32

0.215 104.5 100.0 -1.4 -0.5 -0.9 0.1 -4.3

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.548 90.2 90.1 -3.3 -0.5 -1.1 -0.6 -0.1

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.437 144.2 143.4 -3.7 -0.4 -0.7 -0.5 -0.6

Plastics and articles thereof

39

2.242 149.0 148.3 -1.1 -0.8 0.1 -0.3 -0.5

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.195 137.5 136.3 -8.3 0.4 -2.1 -0.8 -0.9

Raw hides, skins, leather, furskins, travel goods, etc

VIII

0.718 128.4 128.3 -0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 -0.1

Articles of leather; travel goods, bags, etc. of various materials

42

0.677 130.7 130.7 0.7 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0

Wood, wood charcoal, cork, straw, basketware and wickerwork

IX

0.762 144.0 141.4 -5.0 0.1 0.2 -1.1 -1.8

Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (Dec. 2014=100)

44

0.725 99.0 97.2 - - 0.2 -1.2 -1.8

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.161 113.1 112.7 -0.7 0.3 -0.2 0.0 -0.4

Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, paper or paperboard

48

0.772 106.9 106.5 -0.7 0.1 0.2 -0.2 -0.4

Textile and textile articles

XI

5.452 114.7 114.6 0.5 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

2.171 103.7 103.9 1.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.2

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.959 120.4 120.3 1.3 -0.1 0.0 0.1 -0.1

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.637 107.0 106.8 -1.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.4 -0.2

Headgear, umbrellas, artifical flowers, etc.

XII

1.486 122.9 123.0 1.4 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.1

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.295 122.3 122.2 1.2 0.1 0.0 0.2 -0.1

Stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, ceramics, glass etc.

XIII

0.894 132.3 132.4 -0.5 -0.5 -0.2 0.0 0.1

Ceramic products

69

0.267 138.2 138.7 -1.6 -1.6 -0.4 -0.4 0.4

Glass and glassware

70

0.312 129.1 129.0 -0.8 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 -0.1

Pearls, stones, precious metals, imitation jewelry, and coins

XIV

3.118 176.1 172.5 -6.0 0.3 0.4 1.4 -2.0

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.468 174.6 172.1 -5.1 -0.7 -1.7 -1.6 -1.4

Iron and steel

72

1.206 203.1 196.7 -11.3 -1.2 -2.1 -4.4 -3.2

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.699 151.3 150.4 -2.4 -0.8 -0.7 -0.8 -0.6

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.455 286.5 288.8 -13.6 -1.0 -3.7 -4.8 0.8

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.777 139.2 135.6 -0.4 -1.4 -2.7 0.7 -2.6

Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof

82

0.444 128.9 128.9 0.2 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.516 138.0 138.4 1.8 0.0 -0.1 0.1 0.3

Machinery, electrical equipment, TV image and sound recorders, parts, etc.

XVI

29.689 83.2 83.0 -1.7 -0.2 -0.4 -0.2 -0.2

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

15.068 88.2 88.1 -1.3 -0.2 -0.4 -0.5 -0.1

Electrical machinery and equip, sound and TV recorders & reproducers, parts

85

14.621 78.3 78.2 -1.8 -0.4 -0.4 -0.1 -0.1

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

13.681 114.6 114.5 -1.3 -0.1 -0.5 -0.2 -0.1

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

12.356 113.2 113.1 -1.4 -0.1 -0.5 -0.3 -0.1

Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (Dec. 2002=100)

88

1.232 120.3 119.3 -0.9 0.0 0.0 0.1 -0.8

Optical, photo, measuring, medical & musical instruments; & timepieces

XVIII

3.880 104.0 104.2 -0.4 0.2 -0.3 -0.1 0.2

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.558 100.8 100.9 -0.5 0.2 -0.1 -0.2 0.1

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.260 142.9 143.0 -0.4 -0.1 -0.7 0.4 0.1

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

4.027 113.6 113.4 0.2 0.1 -0.3 -0.2 -0.2

Furniture & stuffed furnishings; lamps & lighting fittings, nesoi; prefab bldgs

94

2.431 118.5 118.1 0.7 0.0 0.1 -0.3 -0.3

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.339 105.0 104.9 -0.6 0.0 -0.8 0.0 -0.1

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.257 134.9 134.9 -0.4 0.0 0.6 -0.6 0.0

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2013 trade values.

NOTES: Data may be revised in each of the three months after original publication.
Dash = Not available

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